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Is it copyright infringement to recreate vehicles?

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I have had a request for a Big Bud tractor cake. Should I have the customer contact the company for permission before I make this, or is that not necessary? 

 

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If you will be duplicating the design exactly or using the logo you should have the customer get permission.
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I just wouldn't use the logo. I've rarely seen any car or vehicle cakes that are so totally identifiable that they'd be considered infringement.

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If they want the logo, have the customer contact the company to ask for permission - it doesn't appear to be a big company so there's a good chance your customer has a contact there already who will be happy to sign off on it. They can blame it on you if Big Bud thinks its a crazy request!
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Customer asked and received permission. icon_smile.gif
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This is a great lesson for everyone who has ever worried about asking for permission from the copyright/IP owner! It's worth a try!

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